Why did Sherry Stringfield leave ER? Wiki Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Family

Who is Sherry Stringfield?

Sherry Stringfield is an American actress, who is particularly known for appearing as Susan Lewis in “ER”, an NBC medical drama.

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Sherry Stringfield Early Life, Age, Family, and Education Background

Sherry was born Sherry Lea Stringfield on 24 June 1967, in Colorado Springs, Colorado USA under the Cancer Zodiac, the oldest of has three siblings, and is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Her family later relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico before finally moving to Texas, to Houston, which is where she grew up, and went to Klein High School some 48 kilometers from her hometown. While in Klein, Sherry was involved with acting and athletics.

She appeared in numerous musicals and other plays including “Fiddler on the Roof”, a classic. For her college education, Sherry attended the State University of New York, and joined the Acting Conservatory for a degree in fine arts. Her roommate, Parker Posey, was an actor who later became one of her best friends. In college, Sherry made appearances in various off-Broadway plays, and at the same time attended speech classes to overcome her heavy Texan accent. In 1989, Sherry completed her bachelor’s degree and went forth to begin a career in acting.

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Sherry Stringfield Professional Career

Sherry began by appearing in “Guiding Light”, a soap opera, and from 1989 to 1992, she was playing in the “Blake” series before going for a one-year Europe tour. When she came back to the limelight, Sherry got the role of Laura Kelly, a Manhattan Assistant D.A. in the “NYPD Blue” first season, aired on ABC channel which attracted many views for her performance, with positive feedback from her fans as well as critics.

Her breakthrough came in 1994 when Sherry was cast in the role of Dr. Susan Lewis in “ER”, a medical drama aired on NBC. This series became very popular far and wide, with people of different ages and walks, and from it, Sherry was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Although she had initially signed a five-series contract with the producers of “ER”, Sherry could not cope with the demanding schedule, and decided to end her contract after the third season. This did not sit well with the producers and they made her sign a no-work agreement for the remaining period of her contract.

Her departure was not received well by the whole of Hollywood as well as her avid fans, who felt that she was disappointing them. The final episode she appeared in attracted 37 million views, making it one of the NBC’s biggest nights. Although Sherry received a number of requests to rejoin the “ER” cast, she never did so, as she chose her personal life instead.

After “ER”, Sherry took up other jobs, including directing plays and teaching script analysis. After two years, she began accepting small movie roles including in “Autumn in New York” and “54”. She was also a guest actress in “Touched by an Angel”, a CBS drama in 1999.

In 2001, Stringfield went back to appear in “ER” in its eighth season right after she gave birth to her daughter. She was welcomed warmly by her fans through numerous views which made the show’s ratings skyrocket. She played her role until 2015 when she took a break to take up wider roles in television and cinema. She returned to the show in 2009 for the “ER” final episode, which was entitled “And in the End…”

After a long journey with “ER”, Sherry felt it was the right time to go for more challenging roles, and was cast in “Company Town” playing a whistle-blower in the series. She also played the role of an ex-girlfriend to a sociopath in the “Forfeit” movie, then in 2007 was a guest in “Drama Shark”, a CBS drama in which she played an attorney. That same year, she had a recurring role in the “Tell Me You Love Me” series, and other roles include as a guest in “Law & Order”, playing  Sandra Boss in the film “Who Is Clark Rockefeller?”, “Under the Dome” in 2014, and also guesting inn “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’” in the role of Karen Garrett.

Apart from acting, Sherry has worked as a voice-over artist for several shows, such as “Blue’s Clues” as well as “ER” – the video game. Sherry also appeared in the “Got Milk” advertising campaign, although she is lactose intolerant.

Sherry Stringfield Personal Life, Husband, and Children

When it comes to Sherry’s personal life, she is currently single but has been married once. Before she tied the knot, Sherry was in a long-distance relationship with Paul Goldstein, a British businessman; they dated for three years before calling it quits as the distance didn’t let their love flourish.

Sherry then married Larry Joseph, a journalist in October 1998. They were blessed with two children, a daughter named Phoebe Joseph who was born in 2001, and Milo Joseph, a son who was born in 2004. In 2006, after being married for seven years, they got a divorce, simply because of ‘personal differences’.

Since then Sherry has not been involved publicly with any other person. Her focus seems to be on her children with whom she lives in Los Angeles, as well as her flourishing career. She chooses to keep her personal life private.

Ever since Sherry was a young girl, she has loved being involved in athletics, and this has not changed a bit. She loves riding motorcycles, skiing as well as traveling. Sherry is also an avid reader, and whenever she can will be found reading a book. She got the nickname “The Hollywood’s Goodbye Girl” for abandoning very promising roles when her career seemed to be at its peak.

Sherry Stringfield Net Worth

Being such a renowned actress, Sherry has accumulated a good amount of net worth. Some of the films she’s appeared in made a lot of money at the box office, including “Autumn in New York” which garnered more than $90 million. As of 2019, reputable sources estimate Sherry Stringfield’s net worth to be not less than $7 million.

Amanda Devlin

Amanda Devlin is currently a reporter for AffairPost based in London, United Kingdom. Prior to joining AffairPost in September 2018, she was a entertainment reporter at DailyMail UK. Amanda has also written for TMZ and BuzzFeed. Amanda studied journalism at Cardiff University, graduating in 2010. You can contact her at [email protected] or on Twitter @journodevs

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